Due to a fire that broke out at one of Google’s data centers in the United States, the firm was forced to deal with a global outage earlier today. Several sources indicate that three workers suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident. One of them had serious burns on the left side of their thigh and arm. A worker suffered an injury to their lower torso, and another employee received burns to their face.
The following has been said by a Google representative in response to this incident: “We are aware of an electrical incident that took place today at Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which injured three people on site who are now being treated.”
He continued by saying, “The health and safety of all workers is our absolute top concern, and we are working together with partners and local authorities to investigate the matter completely and provide help as necessary.”
Users began posting complaints about the issue across several social media sites earlier today when Google services such as Search and Trends stopped working for a large number of individuals. According to the website Downdetector, around 40,000 users have reported that Google Search is currently unavailable. One possible explanation for this is that there was a fire in the Google Data Center.
When several people attempted to access Google services, they were met with an error message that said “502.” There is a mistake there. Because of the temporary error that the server experienced, it was unable to fulfill your request. If you could just try again in a minute. That is all that we are aware of.”
A few individuals received an alternate message. “We apologize for the inconvenience, but it appears that your request could not be processed due to an error that occurred on our end.” Our technical staff has been informed, and they are now working on a solution to the problem. Could you please try again some other time? The services are operating normally at this time.